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Beyond Anthropophagy: Cultural Modernities between Brazil and France

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Brazil; France; Avant-Garde; Modernism; Literature; Arts; Tarsila do Amaral

When: Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cintia Vezzani  

Group: French and the Global Humanities (Buffett Institute)

Co-Sponsor: Department of French and Italian
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
French Interdisciplinary Group

Category: Academic


Broadly inspired by an upcoming Tarsila do Amaral exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, Beyond Anthropophagy: Cultural Modernities Between Brazil and France will explore Brazilian/French literary, artistic, and intellectual interactions between the wars in terms of recent debates about “world literature,” “world art,” and “global modernity.”



9-4:30, John Evans Center

Reception follows

Session 1

Germaine Dulac, Mário Peixoto, and the Pure Cinema of Limite

Maite Conde (Cambridge University)

Cinephilia’s Transatlantic Itineraries:

Modernism and Institution-Building Between Brazil and France, 1929-1957

Rielle Navitski (University of Georgia)

Marcel Gautherot: From the Musée de l’Homme to Brasilia

Natalia Brizuela (University of California Berkeley)

Session 2

The Terms of Exchange between Brazilian Modernism and French Sociology:

Mário de Andrade, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Roger Bastide

Ian Merkel (New York University)

Aimé Césaire’s Brazil

Zita Nunes (University of Maryland)

Session 3

Modernism and Tradition between France and South America

Megan Sullivan (University of Chicago)

Vicente do Rego Monteiro’s Quelques visages de Paris: A Cultural Parody

Michele Greet (George Mason University)

"Our little improvised Montmartre in the tropics":

Locating the Favela in Brazilian Modernist Painting of the 20s and 30s

Edith Wolfe (Tulane University)

Session 4

Brazilian Beats in the City of Lights. Exoticism and Global Modernity in the 1920s

Anaïs Fléchet (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

Pop Objects, Green Bodies, and Red Ecology:

"The New Humanism" of Frederico Morais and Pierre Restany

Esther Gabara (Duke University)


Co-sponsored by: Department of Art History, Department of French and Italian, Global Avant-Garde and Modernist Studies (TGS), Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Vernon Jackson Fund


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